(CNN) – On Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio described former Sen. Jim DeMint as a "great man" and a "mentor."
On Monday, DeMint ran roughshod over the Senate immigration reform effort in part spearheaded by Rubio.
(CNN) - The spider never had a chance.
A tiny arachnid crawling across New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's desk met a quick demise last week when the Republican gave the crawler a smack. Christie's daughter happened to be touring the governor's office with her fourth grade class.
(CNN) – In an interview with congressional investigators, the former top diplomat in Libya expressed concern that more could have been done by the military on the night of September 11, 2012 and morning of September 12, 2012, to protect those being attacked at the U.S. compound and annex in Benghazi, Libya. Specifically, he wondered why the military did not send a plane as a show of force into Libyan airspace, and why four U.S. Special Operations soldiers were not permitted to travel to Benghazi on a Libyan plane the morning of September 12.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays vice president in the HBO series "Veep," tells Conan O'Brien about hanging with Joe Biden and hearing his dirty jokes when she was in Washington recently.
(CNN) – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the high court's only African American jurist, opened up recently about his thoughts on race and the White House.
Asked if he ever expected to see an African American president in his lifetime, the conservative justice said he always knew "it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media, because anybody that they didn't agree with, they would take apart."
(CNN) – Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell got some good news Monday after a new poll indicated the Republican governor's approval ratings remained high among voters in the commonwealth.
The numbers were released a week after the Washington Post reported the FBI was probing ties between the Republican governor and a top campaign donor who paid for catering at McDonnell's daughter's wedding.
New York (CNNMoney) - The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a long-debated Internet sales tax law Monday, paving the way for millions of consumers to start paying sales tax on online purchases.
The legislation would allow the 45 states (and the District of Columbia) that currently charge sales taxes to require large online retailers to collect tax on purchases made by their residents. The law would only apply to online sellers that have sales of at least $1 million in states where they don't have physical operations, like a store or a warehouse.
CNN: Feds search Boston bombing suspect's apartment
Federal authorities were at the apartment of deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev on Sunday, executing a search warrant, an FBI spokeswoman said. Amanda Cox said, "There is court-authorized law enforcement activity" at the home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that Tsarnaev shared with his wife and young daughter. Workers in white hazmat suits were at the apartment, CNN affiliate WCVB reported. … On Sunday, Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body remained at a funeral home, where his uncle said he was trying to deal with the logistics of readying the body for burial. Tsarni said he was the only family member at the funeral home and had not had contact with Katherine Russell, Tamerlan's widow. The funeral home owner, Peter Stefan, said he still has yet to find a cemetery willing to accept the body for burial.
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WSJ: Colleges Cut Prices by Providing More Financial Aid
Private U.S. colleges, worried they could be pricing themselves out of the market after years of relentless tuition increases, are offering record financial assistance to keep classrooms full. The average "tuition discount rate"—the reduction off list price afforded by grants and scholarships given by these schools—hit an all-time high of 45% last fall for incoming freshmen, according to a survey being released Monday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.